Your First Visit

Welcome to Yakima Valley Dentistry! We’re thrilled you’ve chosen us for your dental care needs. Your first visit marks the beginning of a journey towards optimal oral health and a radiant smile. Here’s what you can expect during your initial appointment with us:

Warm Welcome: Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our friendly front office team. We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment from the moment you step into our practice. We’ll help you get settled in and answer any initial questions you may have.

New Patient Paperwork: If you haven’t already filled out your new patient forms online, we’ll provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. These forms help us get to know you better and understand your medical history, dental health, and any specific concerns or goals you have for your smile.

Comprehensive Dental Exam: Your first visit includes a thorough dental examination. This involves a visual inspection of your teeth, gums, and mouth, as well as digital X-rays, if necessary, to gain a complete understanding of your oral health. Our dentist will check for any signs of decay, gum disease, and other potential issues.

Professional Cleaning: Depending on your dental needs, you may receive a professional teeth cleaning during your first visit. Our skilled dental hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar buildup, leaving your teeth feeling fresh and clean.

Personalized Treatment Discussion: After your exam and cleaning, our dentist will discuss their findings with you. We’ll provide a detailed explanation of your oral health status and, if necessary, recommend a personalized treatment plan. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns you might have. We’re here to ensure you’re fully informed and comfortable with your care options.

Financial Consultation: Understanding the cost of your dental care is important. Our office team will provide you with a clear breakdown of any recommended treatments and discuss insurance coverage or payment options. We’re committed to providing transparent, upfront information to help you make the best decisions for your health and budget.

Scheduling Next Steps: Before you leave, we’ll help you schedule any follow-up appointments or treatments as needed. We’re dedicated to making your dental care journey as seamless and convenient as possible.

At Yakima Valley Dentistry, we’re committed to providing exceptional dental care from your very first visit. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring your dental experience is positive, stress-free, and tailored to your unique needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family and working together to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.